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Warning Shadows (1923)
"Schatten - Eine nächtliche Halluzination" (original title)

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During a dinner, given by a wealthy baron and his wive, attended by four of her suitors in a 19th century German manor, a shadow-player rescues the marriage by giving all the guests a ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Alexander Granach ...
Shadowplayer
Max Gülstorff ...
2. Kavalier
Lilli Herder ...
Dienstmaedchen
Rudolf Klein-Rogge
Fritz Kortner ...
The count
Karl Platen ...
2. Diener
Fritz Rasp ...
Diener
Eugen Rex ...
A servant
Ferdinand von Alten ...
3. Kavalier
Gustav von Wangenheim ...
Her lover
Ruth Weyher ...
His wife
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During a dinner, given by a wealthy baron and his wive, attended by four of her suitors in a 19th century German manor, a shadow-player rescues the marriage by giving all the guests a vision what might happen tonight if the baron stays jealous and the suitors do not reduce their advances towards his beautiful wife. Or was it a vision? Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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suitor | mirror | musician | rope | jealousy | See more »

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5 September 1924 (France)  »

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Schatten - Eine nächtliche Halluzination  »

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When the ShadowPlayer asks the servant (Fritz Rasp) to get the sheet for his shadow show, he pulls off the middle button on the left side of his vest. For the remainder of the movie, the button is back on. See more »

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Featured in Kingdom of Shadows (1998) See more »

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Mainly of historical interest
11 January 2002 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

One of the most influential of the German Expressionist films of the 1920's. The most radical aspect is the lighting, where the shadows are sometimes more important than the actors.

Also unusual is that there are no titles except at the start to introduce the characters, who are just types and do not have names, just descriptive titles (husband, wife, youth, servant, etc.).

The shadow puppet show is similar to what is seen more extensively in Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed, Die (1925).


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